Hibernation by a free-ranging subtropical bat (Nyctophilus bifax)

  title={Hibernation by a free-ranging subtropical bat (Nyctophilus bifax)},
  author={Clare Stawski and Christopher Turbill and Fritz Geiser},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
Knowledge about torpor in free-ranging subtropical bats is scarce and it is widely believed that low and stable ambient temperatures are necessary for prolonged torpor. We present temperature-telemetry data from free-ranging male (n = 4) and female (n = 4) subtropical vespertilionid bats, Nyctophilus bifax (~10 g), exposed to pronounced daily fluctuations of ambient temperature. All bats used torpor on every day in winter and both males and females exhibited multi-day torpor bouts of up to 5.4… 

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  • C. StawskiF. Geiser
  • Environmental Science
    American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology
  • 2011
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